Wednesday, March 27, 2013

TEASER POSTERS OF “WHITE HOUSE DOWN” TAKE OFF

Movie Release
What if the powerful and secured office in the world was taken over?

“It will start like any other day,” so the teaser posters of the new action thriller “White House Down” cryptically say. Columbia Pictures has just launched the initial one-sheets the Roland Emmerich-directed potential blockbuster starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx
 
Poster photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures
             In the film, capitol policeman John Cale (Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.

             Written by James Vanderbilt, “White House Down” also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins and Joey King. 

             Opening across the Philippines in June 2013, “White House Down” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit http://www.columbiapictures.com.ph for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads. Like us at www.Facebook.com/ColumbiaPicturesPH and join our fan contests.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stoker movie review

Story: India's father recently passed away and made her whole world fall down. She has no close attachment to her estranged mother with added injury when her uncle, whom she had no contact since as far as she remembers.
Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight
 
Review: This is one story about a family that is not wholesome. It is a sensual thriller that reminds me of Basic Instinct. It was artistically done without surprise since it is from Fox Searchlight. Fox Searchlight has produced art film types of movies and Stoker is just one example added to that list.
 
Mia Wasikowska is such a revelation in this movie. You can never expect her do this movie because her last movie was Alice In Wonderland. You cannot also expect Matthew Goode involve in movies like these. His previous movie targeted the juvenile audience.
 
Although Nicole Kidman is part of the movie, her character was not the movie's focus but Mia's character, India, and she already graduated to motherly roles even with her credentials.

HEAT UP YOUR SUMMER WITH CINEMAWORLD



For the first time, CinemaWorld is available to heat up the summer of movie lovers.

CinemaWorld is the first and only pan-Asia international movie channel that assures an unforgettable movie experience.  With box office hits, award-winners and stars from different parts of the world, the channel shows all movies in their original language, with English subtitles.
                                        
Saturday nights, this April, will be filled with heart-warming dramas such as Edinburg Film Festival winner A Boy Called Dad, British Independent Film Awards Best Actress nominee Wah Wah, and BAFTA award winning movies This Is England and In This World – all part of the award-winning British movie line-up at 9:00 PM.
                                                                                                                                          
Be sure to catch those, plus more, this April on CinemaWorld.

EASY MONEY II (Snabba Cash II)


Joel Kinnaman (who will be playing the title role in upcoming Hollywood movie RoboCop in 2014) stars as JW, a promising business student who became an organized Cocaine smuggler.  He is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back to an honest life.  But a man from his past – former hit man Mrado Slovovic – changes everything.  Does JW stand a chance to make it out of prison alive?  Watch Easy Money II, which topped the Swedish Box Office in 2012, as it premieres on CinemaWorld, this April 21, at 9:00 PM.

RECLAIM YOUR BRAIN (Free Ranier)


Rainier, a successful TV producer, reached the top because of his stupid and vulgar TV shows.  One day, a mysterious young woman vengefully drives full speed into Rainer’s car.  After his near-death experience, Rainier has a major change of heart and decides to produce thought-provoking news for his station’s primetime line-up, which results in poor ratings.  Because of the negative result, Rainier quits his job and embarks on an investigation of the audience measurement system.  Watch Reclaim Your Brain a German Comedy about reality TV on April 7, at 9:00 PM.

BLACK AND WHITE (Bianco e Nero)
                                                                                                
                       
Couple Elena and Carlo are happily married.  Things change when Carlo meets Nadine, the dissatisfied wife of a colleague of Elena.  Their love, at first, wreaks havoc upon their marriages and, more importantly, brings to light a series of prejudices and clich├ęs from the betrayed spouses.  Black and White is a comic look at infidelity, bigotry and the possibility, or impossibility, of racial integration and cross-cultural harmony in Italy.  Cristina Comencini, the director of the movie, was nominated as Best Director in the 2008 David di Donatello Awards.  Find out how this Italian Comedy ends on April 14, at 9:00 PM.

BAD FAITH


On her way home from work, Mona, a strange young woman, finds the victim of a serial killer.  She was shocked and scared, but that experience triggers something within her.  Mona’s fascination becomes an obsession. And when the police refuse to believe her, she drops everything to find the killer on her own.  Her hunt leads to a violent confirmation, not only with the killer but also with herself.  Bad Faith stars popular Swedish actress Sonja Richter (Cecilie, What No One Knows) and actor Kristoffer Joner (Babycall, Hidden). Know what happens to Mona in the Swedish Thriller Bad Faith on April 28, at 9:00 PM.
                                                                                                                 
CinemaWorld is available in Metro Manila on Cable Link on channel 301, and on an a la Carte subscription or through the HD Movie Pack of SkyCable on channel 184.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone movie review

Steve Carell plays illusionist Burt Wonderstone when he was shadowed by a newly popular street magician.
Poster courtesy of Warner Bros.

Review: Steve Carell's comedy is not far from Jim Carrey's. They first worked together in Bruce Almighty when he played a minor character that will soon have its title role, Evan Almighty. But this is the first probably the first that he gone slapstick meaning he also had lots of comedy stunts.

Steve Carell proved to be just as versatile and flexible in playing the role of Burt Wonderstone. Somehow, the fictional magicians mirrors some real life magicians. Speaking of real-life magicians, there is also one surprise appearance of one who is very much familiar. 

Jim Carrey also came back to his roots of slapstick comedy that he was known for. Who would have thought that he would play the antagonist for this one. It is really a fun to watch but it was Olivia Wilde who really made it worthwhile to watch. Also starring Steve Buscemi and Alan Arkin.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

First Look Photo: Arthur Newman



Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) is tired of being a loser. His ex-wife and son hate him and he’s blown his one shot at living his dream. After once being a hot shot in competitive amateur golf, Wallace is dubbed “The Choker” in the pro circle.
 
Photo courtesy of UIP
After being unable to shake his nerve, he does something radical. Wallace stages his own death, buys a new identity as Arthur Newman and decides to move away. On the road trip to his new life, he meets Mike (Emily Blunt), who is also trying to forget her past. Connected by a common goal, Arthur and Mike break into empty homes and take on the identities of the absent owners. In the process, they begin to own up to the identities they've left behind and help each other to rediscover themselves.

“Arthur Newman” is release and distributed by Solar Entertainment Corp.

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO EXPOSES EVIL SIDE IN “DJANGO UNCHAINED”

Leonardo DiCaprio takes on his first truly villainous role by playing Calvin Candie, owner and proprietor of an infamous plantation called Candyland, in Columbia Pictures' Oscar-winning action-thriller “Django Unchained.
 
Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures
             Candyland is the nucleus of a hostile, dysfunctional, powerful operation. “One of the things that was interesting about the Antebellum South is the fact that when you had slavery you had the equivalent of big corporations today,” writer-director Quentin Tarantino says. “You had big corporations then, but they would just be families.” 

             “Leo let me know he was interested in the film,” Tarantino says of DiCaprio. “I tried not to be that specific with the character in the script, and I tried not to describe him too much, so it could be open for interpretation. But I was thinking, possibly, of an older actor. And then Leo read the script and liked it and we got together and started talking.”
 
             DiCaprio made an impact, and Tarantino’s concept of the character shifted. “I just started imagining how much easier it would be to reconfigure the guy as a Caligula; a boy emperor,” Tarantino says. “His daddy's daddy's daddy started a cotton business and his daddy's daddy continued it and made it profitable, and his daddy made it even more profitable. Now, he’s the fourth Candie in line to take over the cotton business and he’s bored with it. He doesn’t care about cotton: that’s why he’s into the Mandingo fighters. But he’s the petulant boy prince. He’s Louis XIV in Versailles. So I wanted to really play with that idea, of King Louis XIV, but in the South. Candyland is a completely enclosed community, about 65 miles long. That’s a fiefdom. He has the power of a king; he can execute people, or do whatever he wants.” 

             “One of the most vile aspects of his character is that he’s just got this charm, and yet he doesn’t really think he’s doing anything wrong,” co-star James Remar says of Candie’s rationale. “He’s this guy that’s got too much money, too much power, too much time on his hands, and he can run people’s lives. He’s a Caligula. He’s quite mad, but he justifies all of it. People aren’t gonna like him. But they’ll respect his work. I mean I’m watching it and I’m very drawn in. He is very precise. He pays a great deal of attention to detail.”

            “Leo has a level of commitment and seriousness about his work that I don’t think people recognize because he’s very quiet, and he’s very humble, and he keeps to himself,” producer Stacy Sher describes DiCaprio. “He is the person who learned as a young man from Robert De Niro in `This Boy's Life.' He’s the person who cares about the filmmakers that he works with, and he brings his intelligence, and his commitment, and his desire to get you closer and closer to the truth.”

             Samuel L. Jackson’s Stephen has perhaps the most complicated relationship with Candie. “Once we started doing table readings in Los Angeles I discovered where I wanted to go with him, who he was, and what I wanted him to be,” Jackson explains of Stephen. “It’s an interesting relationship between Leo and I that works out very well in terms of Django’s relationship to Dr. Schultz. Their relationship is almost shadowed by our relationship.”

             “I was here since his father was here, and probably spent a lot of time with him as a child and kind of raised him. I’m almost like the father that’s gone,” Jackson says. “We have another relationship in private than the one we have in public. Leo’s characterization is awesome, and when we’re alone he becomes the child that I used to take care of, and teach things, and talk to, and have a sterner relationship with in terms of making him get in line and understanding what’s going on.”

             “Django Unchained” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit www.columbiapictures.com.ph to see the latest trailers, get free downloads and play free movie games.